Beet Chioggia Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Beet Chioggia Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Beta vulgaris

Item #3150

55 days. This Italian heirloom from the mid-1800s got its name from a fishing village near Venice, Italy. Chiogga produces delicious green tops and tasty roots. Each beet seed produces multiple plants and the thinnings are a delightful addition to your salad. Packed with nutrition, beets are high in fiber, potassium, folic acid, and the antioxidant, betacyanin. Delicious roasted, steamed, and pickled.

This packet sows up to 32 ft.

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Days to Emerge:
5-21 days

Seed Depth:
1/2"

Seed Spacing:
1 seed
every 4"

Row Spacing:
12"

Thinning:
When 2" tall
thin to 1
every 4"


When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 2 to 4 weeks before average last frost, when soil temperature is at least 45°F, ideally 60°–85°F, for early summer crop. 6 to 8 weeks before first fall frost for late summer/fall crop. Mild Climates: Sow fall through winter.

When to start inside: Not recommended.

Special germination instructions: To hasten germination, soak seeds for 8 to 24 hours before sowing.

Harvesting: For early spring sowings, harvest beets before summer heat. For late summer sowings, harvest before first heavy frost. For winter sowings in mild climates, harvest in early spring. Harvest when roots are anywhere from 1"–3" in diameter. Do not let them get too big; the smaller they are, the more tender. Beet greens are even more nutritious than the roots. Greens are most tender when small, so harvest starting when they are 2" tall. You can take as much as one third of a beet plant’s outer leaves without harming the root crop.

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Beet Chioggia Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

$2.99

Item #3150

1.50 grams


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